Christmas went far too quickly (although your food baby is probably still lingering). No surprises if you still haven’t planned your New Year’s Eve, or intend to. 2016 has been a royal shit show and we need to see it out with a good-riddance bang. Who knows? Perhaps, against all offs, 2016 could be the one NYE that doesn’t go completely tits-up…
1. New Year’s Eve 20s Bash at Library
What? A fancy 1920’s extravaganza at LIBRARY, the private members club set across a decadent 5-storey building. Depending on which ticket option you go for, there will be a 4-course banquet, a burlesque performance and a party all taking place on the night. It’s the perfect chance for you and your gang to whip out that (slightly battered) feathery headdress you wore during your school’s adaptation of Bugsy Malone and get your flapper on.
How much? Between £20 – £120
112 St Martin’s Ln, WC2N 4BD
2. White Mansion Party
What? If you want to inject a bit of extravagant glamour into your NYE, The White Mansion Party is not bringing only bringing world class DJs to two different dance floors, but there will also be fire shows, cage dancers and live saxophonists. If you haven’t already guessed by the name, the dress code is white. For an extra thrill, the location will also be revealed 48 hours before the night.
How much? £32
3. Space New Year’s Eve ft Seb Fontane
What? Take off and journey to the other side of the universe. Or just the Konnect nightclub in Victoria. This New Year’s Eve, they’ll be visited by English house DJ, Seb Fontaine. If you’re not ready to commit to a fancy-dress party, Space’s event are going for an optional Vegas-themed dress code – so you can see how jazzy you feel on the day.
How much? From £10
Konnect – Terminus Place, SW1V 1JR
4. New Year’s Eve Speed Dating
What? If your plan to find love in 2016 hasn’t gone so well, you still have one more chance thanks to SpeedDater. They are organising a final chance for lonely Londoners to be swept off their feet. It might not happen, but hey, it’s likely you’ll get a midnight kiss out of it. Alongside bubbly and canapes, there will also be some organised fun, including lock and key games – so mingling with singles won’t get any easier. We think..
How much? £20
25 Moorgate, EC2R 6AR
5. The Bond Ball
What? Du-da, da-du, du-da-du. And that is how your night will sound if you grab yourself tickets to the Bond Ball. Put on your finest tux or slinkiest gown and spend the last of 2016 imagining yourself as a 00 agent. The secret location will be revealed nearer the night, however, you can expect the venue to be decadently decorated and complete with multiple dance floors and a casino.
How much? £10
6. Clapham Comedy Carnival
What? If it’s near impossible to imagine seeing 2016 out with a smile, have laughter thrust upon you at Clapham’s Comedy Carnival. The show, which is being held at everyone’s favourite carpeted nightclub Infernos, lasts between 8.00pm and 10.00pm. For extra laughs, stay on in the club to party on. Much like 2016 itself, spending NYE in Infernos is a little diabolical, slightly wearing on the soul, but is inevitably going to happen. And you’ll probably come out of it (not only alive) but having enjoyed yourself far more than expected.
How much? From £30
146 Clapham High St, SW4 7UH
7. NYE 90s House Party
What? If you want to forget about this year’s mishaps and head back to the much happier decade, Hackney pub People’s Park Tavern are throwing a bash dedicated to the glorious 90’s. For one night only, you can relive the days when the Spice Girls would have shown Trump just how powerful girls can be (with a little bit of leopard print and some karate-style kicks thrown in for good measure) and we’d take pure pleasure in writing ‘BOOBIES’ on our calculators.
How much? £13
People’s Park Tavern, 360 Victoria Park Rd, E9 7BT
8. New Year’s Eve Circus
What? An evening of entertainment, colourful performances and live music. Expect confetti cannons, 10,000 balloons, magicians and plenty Proud’s signature style of fun. Camden is always the place to go if you’re after a whacky New Year’s Eve.
How much? £10
The Horse Hospital, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AH
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